At last – The Village Garden Club’s meetings are once again up and running (albeit ‘virtually’ using Zoom).
The first ‘meeting’ will be a light-hearted
on Thursday 21st January, starting at 7.30 pm.
All club members will be given Zoom access details but it is open to any other locals who would like to join in. Please contact Di Cook (email@example.com) for further info.
Interested in joining the Club? Even in these difficult times the Village Garden Club has been able to organise a full schedule for 2021. Click on the link to access the new programme and membership form
The winning ticket in the December Double Dice Lottery was
RED : 4 : 5
The lucky winner won £50.
The next draw will be on Friday 29th January. Prize money available for that draw £50.
The winning ticket in the November Double Dice Lottery was
BLUE : 6 : 6
The lucky winner won £100.
The next draw will be on Friday 25th December. Prize money available for that draw £50.
The winning ticket in the October 2020 Double Dice Lottery Draw was
BLUE : 1 : 1.
As the ticket had not been sold the £50 prize will be held over to the next draw which will take place on Friday 27th November 2020.
The total prize money available for that draw will be £100
Click here for information about the Lottery.
The Village Garden Club of Sevenhampton & District produces a newsletter every two months. Whilst the club has not been able to meet in recent times, the newsletter, which contains timely advice and interesting articles, continues to be published.
Click on the link for the latest Garden Club Newsletter: January/February 2021 edition
RHODES MEMORIAL HALL (“the Hall”)
From the Chairman of the Trustees
You will all be aware that the Hall has been closed to users since the beginning of the lockdown in March. The Management Committee had hoped that by now the original restrictions would have been eased as a result of which the Hall could have been re-opened, albeit on a restricted basis.
However, the latest restrictions (including notably the “Rule of Six”), which we are told are likely to remain in force until the end of March, have made this impracticable for the foreseeable future.
Under the trust deed governing the management of the Hall, the Management Committee is required to call an Annual Meeting which is open to the public and which is normally held in September. This clearly has not been possible this year.
The business to be transacted at such Annual Meeting is largely formal – the approval of the audited accounts to the previous 31 May, the election of up to three Trustees to serve on the Committee alongside the Trustees nominated by the regular users of the Hall and the election from those Trustees of a Chairman and Treasurer for the forthcoming year. We currently have two elected Trustees, Linda Fergusson-Wood and John Bashford, I am the Chairman and Linda the Treasurer.
There is accordingly a vacancy for a third elected Trustee. If anyone wishes to put themselves forward for this position, I would ask them to contact myself in the first instance and I would be happy to explain to them what this would entail.
Finally, despite the lockdown the Village Hall Lottery continues to operate and remains an important source of funds for us. If you do not already subscribe, details can be found on the village web site under the section devoted to the Hall.